Withdrawal and interruption of studies University of Greenwich

Help and guidance is available to students who are thinking of withdrawing or interrupting from study.

Withdrawal from studies is when you have decided to discontinue your studies at the University of Greenwich and are sure that you cannot or have no intention of returning to continue your studies in the future with the University of Greenwich or any of its partners.

Interruption of studies means that you are either considering or intending to interrupt or suspend study for a specific period of time, but that you intend to resume studies with the university at a future date which has been agreed by the University.

Students considering withdrawing or interrupting should read the information on these pages to gain a full understanding of the process, the implications of withdrawal or interruption, and also for sources of advice and support should you wish to discuss your options with an adviser.

Should you decide to interrupt or withdraw you will need to complete the interruption and withdrawal process which is designed to ensure that you are properly supported in your decision. Students withdraw from the university or interrupt their studies for many reasons. Some students are unaware at the point they leave that there is a lot of help and support available from the university which may have enabled them to stay. Please take a moment and read through the support available below before you commit to withdrawing or interrupting, or call in to your local Student Centre for advice.

Please take a moment and read through the support available below before you commit to withdrawing or interrupting, or call in to your local Student Centre for advice.

Both the university and the Students' Union have wellbeing advisors you can talk to if you are feeling lost, unsure or homesick. You can make an appointment with a university counsellor via your campus Student Centre or the counselling pages. Alternatively you can contact the Students Union welfare and advice service.

If you are experiencing difficulties with money you can make an appointment to see a finance adviser.  The adviser can help you plan your budget, see if there is additional funding available if you are experiencing hardship and explain the effect on your student support.

Perhaps you feel you have chosen the wrong course or programme of study?  Your Personal Tutor or Programme Leader can help you, or you may prefer to speak to a careers adviser within the Guidance & Employability Team (GET).   It is worth remembering that academic and careers support are available before you make a final decision.

If you are struggling with the course the university can offer Academic skills advice on each campus.

Further information on withdrawing or interrupting your studies

Withdrawing from studies

Further information on the implications and process of withdrawing from your studies.

Interrupting your studies

Further information on the implications and process of interrupting your studies.